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Because a motivated minority, like the Brotherhood can overcome a quiescent and divided majority, the Al Arabiya piece on Ibish's feed,
You can read up on the why Morsi acted now just about everywhere. I linked a good analysis at the very beginning of the piece.
Sorry, but that's absurdly reductive. Even if it was all "skyrocketing food prices," that wouldn't answer the question why Morsi and the MB were the ones chosen to cope.
What is the crisis that necessitates this move, events in Gaza, well they are mostly of his own making, the economic circumstances, what has he done about that, that former regime offices haven't suffered the fate meted out by the hanging
judge, Ayatollah Khalkhali, well that is due process.
If untested, the claim is irrelevant anyway. There's no scoreboard, or panel of international judges. It's not horseshoes or science. His claim is in fact that the measures he has taken will preserve "the revolution." It's the opposition taking to the streets calling him Pharaoh. In the meantime, "consolidation of power" is "the stability of the country."
What brought Morsi, to power, was the very pragmatic need driven by skyrocketing food prices, Morsy has done nothing about that, nor does he care to, I'm not surprised about his moves, even really on the timetables, it's what he is about,
counterexample of what?
Anyone can claim their consolidation of power is necessary for the stability of their country. That doesn't make the claim true.
What counterexample can you give, now al Bashir is more in the vein of Bin Ali, a coup against the previous government, and he waited four years to go 'full Caesar' the first generals that deposed Menderes wavering regime in Ankara, likewise Liat Khan in Pakistan to Jinnah's successor, well Morsi has 'shortcircuited' that path,